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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

Friday Favs 10/23/15

Some of my favorite submissions this week:


Did any of you celebrate Bosses Day last week?

How about Boner Day?

[insert obligatory 'head of the company' joke here]

Granted, some of us celebrate Boner Day every day, AMIRITE?

HEYOOOOOOOOoh stop looking at me like that, John.


It's been one year since Kate's heart surgery, so her family got a cake to celebrate.

The good news?
The baker really nailed, "Heartaversary."
The bad?
Now Kate knows how her family really feels.

To be fair, I love cake more than I love people, too.

I mean, think about it:

People taste terrible.


The bakery claimed these were ghosts:

So bakers, I'm going to claim this tissue is a twenty dollar bill.

We good?


Now, don't worry, my dear wreckies; this is NOT a baby butt cake.


It's a baby contortionist wearing a Space Balls helmet.


(Admit it: you just tried to visualize that. MY MIND-CONTROL POWERS ARE GROWING!

(Now bring me a whoopie pie!)


And finally, while I still say anyone who orders a headless "Mom" body for a baby shower cake deserves all the lumpy cake boobage they get, I GUESS I can see where Angel MIGHT be upset on this one.

She asked for this in pink:



And got this:

Take a moment. Soak it alllll in.

It was hard to narrow down, but I think my favorite favorite part is the baby rattle pasties. They just scream "sexyAAAAAUUUGGHH!!" you know?


Thanks to Cori D., Anna E., Jessica P., Anony M., & Angel A. for reminding us that eating people is still a bad idea, so stop it, all of you.


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Reader Comments (44)

For some reason, the rattle breasted baby mama reminds me of Mickey Mouse.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Thanks for the giggles and guffaws Jen!

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Man, that last one just gets funnier the more I look at it. Thank goodness I banned my family from buying a cake like this for my recent shower. Actually, I should thank you for that, Jen. I used a few of your posts to convince them it was a bad idea.

Thank you!!

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCandice

I know people who celebrate Boner Day everyday, too!

Ok, now for the elephant in the room....I am NOT a fan of the headless mommy cakes, but feel that what was requested (minus the belly button) was really kind of cute. The monstrosity presented was less than stellar. My main problem is it looks as if the baker poked the cake with a rattle bra aside....

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Paper

The error in the second cake might be the fate of every one of us named Kate. Instead of a "Goodbye, Kate!" cake, I once received a "Goodbye, Cake!" cake. I really didn't like my high-strung perfectionist boss, so seeing her seething over the mistake made it even better.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKate

That last one looks REALLY painful; the kid's coming out sideways!

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

My daughter can actually DO the contortionist stuff... It's crazy...

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHAL

The last cake reminds me of Mikey Mouse, too. The whole thing is a disaster. Disconnected body parts, with a baby growing on Mommy's hip. The only part a cake decorator could be proud of is that handwriting.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDagobah

Is that a FOOT on the right side of that last cake? How the devil did it get over there? I've often wondered if these bakers have ever seen - or been - a pregnant woman. Yeesh.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Apparently the last cake is carrying the baby in it's kidney...

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKimberJ

How can the baker of the last cake look at that piece and say nailed it? O_o

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Last cake: I can't make out the last word..?

And has the "mother" developed a third breast? Or has one of them migrated away from the pasties?

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Polowin

"I'm going to claim this tissue is a twenty dollar bill." Jen, you're the best. Thanks for this morning laugh.

As for the last cake, I wouldn't like to be the doctor who would have to tell the lady that she's not pregnant, but has a huge umbilical hernia, plus a suspicious tumor on the side.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

My abs hurt from laughing at that last one ... One of those days I am SO glad I work from home. If I worked in an office, the guy in the next cubicle over would be seriously concerned about my sanity.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDina

At least boner boy and contortionist baby like orange. As for that last monstrosity, forget baby-rattle-bra, why does she have a freaking MOAT around each of her boobages!?!? This wreckerator has obviously never seen a naked woman before; let alone a pregnant one, although this cake does give new meaning to the phrase "bun in the oven." All that's missing on that tummy are the sesame seeds.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

"Eating people is still a bad idea." Not according to MY husband...

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

My favorite part is how the baby foot isn't even inside of the baby bump.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMinda

Oh, no, Dina, the guy (or gal) in the next cubical would soon be as hooked on Cake Wrecks as you.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

Dear parents: please stop trying to make "Jaxon" or "Jaxen" a thing. It's "Jackson."

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterWill

I think Boner Day could really catch on.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJose Parrot

I keep staring at the baby feet. How...? Umm.... I dunno. My eyes hurt. Who think these baby butt cakes are cute? *hurk*

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterValarie

@Will - I believe it's Jaxxynne.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

That second cake is very well done, with the obvious exception of "cake" in place of "Kate". Those buttercream dots remind me of the disc melt candies often served at showers, teas, and receptions.

Every now and again, we see penmanship that is so pretty and ornate that it is illegible. That happened in the last one. I cannot figure out what the inscription says.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

@SuBee You forgot the silent capital Q between the two ns.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDB

That "baby" foot on the last cake looks like a monkey foot to me. Is that woman about to give birth to a baby monkey? That would be cute!

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSarah B.

HA! SuBee you kill me!!!

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterA Luke

Why does the bump on the last cake look like a cymbal from a drum set? Or a bell from a wrestling match? Or a golden fire alarm bell?

So, either she has a weirdly small baby bump just in the center of her belly (with the kid growing outside of it, for some reason) or she has an abnormally large belly button - either way, I think she needs to make an app't with her OB/GYN stat!

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMommyOfMutants

The worst cake wreck I ever saw in the wild was a Headless Baby Bump monstrosity.

Some woman was walking by in the parking lot of a local shopping center and seeing me with several kids figured she'd try to sell me on having her make cakes for their birthday parties.

The horror show she used as her sales pitch was awful. How do I express the revulsion I experienced? I immediately noticed badly-applied hot pink fondant, that had been given an orange-peel texture. The overall effect was of a pregnant woman suffering from a combination of dangerous swelling, and major cellulite. I wish that I had brought a camera with me, but sadly, all I have is the image seared into my brain.

I politely took a card, but inwardly thanked my lucky stars my aunt taught me basic cake decorating, and that my kids think a cake decorated by mom (no matter HOW average) is the Best Thing Ever.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKat

I don't think that last baker has ever seen a human. Or, for that matter, a pregnant mammal.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Beth

SuBee: I stand corrected.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterWill

I think they may be on to something with cake #4. I think it is TWINS! Each one is lying on his/her side. Unfortunately, they could only fit one name - Jaxon -- poor Jaxoff will have to learn karate to defend him/her-self for the rest of his/her life.
I also thought when I saw the last cake - why does this women have a boxing ring bell for a stomach? And when I was told you can carry your baby on your hip - I didn't realize they meant before it was born!

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCorgilvrFromHorace

Diggin' the Madonna bra baby shower cake!

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAbbey

The Kate is a lie!

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterQ

There are so many great things to choose from that last cake, but I'd have to say the little cupcake boobies are my favorite.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBets

Just one thing...are her boobs made of cupcakes? Are they? 'Cause it's just giving me a whole Katie-Perry-in-California-Girls-but-Pregnant vibe, and that scares the poo out of me.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKae

Oh man. I just about died seeing that bizarre torso/cupcake breasted cake lmao. At least that is what I think they look like. Scary and not even halloween yet.

October 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I was on the baby tummy cakes and my four year old popped her head up by my screen:

"Mama, what is that?" <puzzled face>
"A cake."
<dubious face> Um, okay.

October 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJM

What a shame that the balloons on the first cake actually look like balloons!

On the last cake... does she have a ribbon bow sewed to her neck??

@Q - LOL

October 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

#4 - "Misery: The Next Generation"

October 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Navel areola. SMH

October 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChazz

You should consult a physician for any erection lasting more than 4 hours, but especially if it lasts a whole day.

October 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAD

Of the many things wrong with the last cake - the cake assembler had to go *out of their way* to make that odd baby bump. Original cake tummy: one big round cake which cannot be hard as Google assures me mixing bowls can be cake pans. Wreck: one flat cake, one flattish bump cake - unless that bump is just frosting, in which case - ewww.

October 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJamoche

Happy Boner Day cake?
swimming "ghosts" cakes?
baby shower cake?
Thanks for giving me the cakes I need to have The Talk with my kids!

October 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

I'm pretty sure that the real baby Jaxon couldn't assume that position without being on the wrong end of some heavy-duty disarticulation.

October 26, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterrocketride

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